What causes dry skin on feet?
Why are your feet so dry? Causes of dry feet
Your foot is also under constant pressure all day from standing, walking and exercising bearing the brunt of our entire body weight. This can cause hard, dry, callous skin forming on the pressure points in our feet, which is one of the causes of dry skin on feet. This can be especially prominent when if you stand on your feet more often than the average person or do a lot of exercise/start a new exercise regime, leading to sore cracked feet developing.
It's important to employ good foot-care by applying a moisturising foot lotion such as NIVEA Lotion - Dry Skin. It's important to try and prevent dry feet and flaky skin rather than wait to treat it. so using a moisturiser every night of the week as a routine will help treat dry skin on feet.
If you do develop dry, cracked feet try using a nourishing lotion twice a day, once after a bath or shower and once before bed to re-hydrate dry feet.
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Dry Feet Treatment - Cleanse and Moisturise
To treat dry feet thoroughly cleanse your feet with a moisturising body wash such as NIVEA Fresh Moisture Acai Berry Shower Gel and follow up with some gentle exfoliation of the foot area a few times a week, even using a pumice stone followed up with a moisturiser to brush off dead skin.
NIVEA Rich Nourishing Body Lotion is ideal for applying post-shower, as it can absorb quickly into the skin. With moisture that lasts all day long, you can look forward to fresh, smooth and healthy looking feet in no time. Continued use after the problem's ended helps prevent new dry skin or cracked feet forming.
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Top tips for taking care of dry feet
- Prevention is better than treatment! Ensure you have a good diet and skincare routine, as these will help to stop skin from drying out.
- Make sure you're drinking enough water - a lack of hydration will have an impact on your skin. Specifically, dehydration will stimulate dry skin on your feet remaining.
Increase circulation to the feet; by improving diet, exercising more, maintaining a health weight, not smoking and improving leg posture.
Use a humidifier to stop the air around you from drying out. If the air dries out too much, it can lead to skin drying out too, causing dry skin on the feet.
Try to shower and bath in lukewarm water instead of hot. If the temperature is too hot it'll lead to dry and often sore skin.
Use products designed to provide hydration to the skin, and avoid any products with too much ethyl alcohol in them.
Try an in-shower body milk, such as our NIVEA In-Shower Body Moisturiser for Dry Skin, to help prevent dry skin on the feet caused by hot showers